Anglo-Saxon History Notes

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A range of essays written for Part I Papers 2 and 7 (Anglo-Saxon political; Anglo-Saxon social and economic) of the Cambridge History Tripos. These should provide a good introduction to anyone studying the period at any university. Each essay averages around 3000 words, and includes a bibliography. Political topics covered include: the works of Bede; the Mercian hegemony; King Alfred the Great; Kings Edward the Elder and Athelstan; King Aethelred II 'the Unready'; the administration of the Anglo-Saxon realm; Edward the Confessor and the prelude to the Norman Conquest. Social and economic topics covered include: the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons; the organisation of Anglo-Saxon society; the distinctiveness of Gaelic Christianity; social mobility in the Anglo-Saxon period; lay literacy; urban growth.

Grade First
Institution Cambridge University
Pages 109
Price £18.99

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